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Welch Parent News 9.10.2021

Reported by lynn_domek@ipsd.org on 9/10/21

Upcoming Dates…

Save the Date - Picture Day is Tuesday, September 21st
Picture Day forms will be sent home with students next week!

CogAT for Students in Grades 2 and 5… Between Monday, September 27 and Friday, October 8, second and fifth grade students will complete the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The CogAT appraises the cognitive development of students by measuring students’ learned reasoning abilities. The questions on the CogAT require students to demonstrate their reasoning abilities in three areas most closely related to success in school: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and nonverbal reasoning. The Verbal Battery assesses students’ abilities to use search, retrieval and comparison processes that are essential for verbal reasoning— the Quantitative Battery assesses students’ abilities to reason about patterns and relations using concepts that are essential in quantitative thinking— the Nonverbal Battery assesses students’ abilities to reason with novel questions that use spatial and figural content. The results of this assessment are used to identify individual learning strengths and weaknesses and determine student program placement. This assessment will be conducted in the regular classroom setting. At the second grade level, testing will take approximately forty-five minutes during three days. At the fifth grade level, testing will take approximately thirty minutes during three days. We anticipate receiving the results of this assessment by January 2022.

PTA Reflections… Reflections is an arts program offered by National PTA that provides an opportunity for the students to express themselves through arts. There are 6 arts categories, namely Literature, Photography, Visual Arts, Music Composition, Film Production and Dance Choreography. Students can choose to work on one or more art categories. There is also a Special Artist Division. Theme for the year 2021-22 is "I Will Change the World By...".

Submission: Online
Due date for submission is Oct 29, 2021.

Rules: Please visit https://sites.google.com/view/ippc-reflections/home

Awards: Certificate of participation, Artwork advances as far as nationals and gets a scholarship, Names listed in weekly news and more!!!

White Tigers - Go out and express yourself! For questions - please contact Vidya Ram - vram480@gmail.com

Professional Development Wednesdays…. As a reminder, every Wednesday is Professional Development for our staff. Therefore, school starts at 9:15 AM.
Morning buses will run normal routes, just 10 minutes later. Car line/walker student entrance will begin at 9:00. There are no changes in afternoon dismissal

It is a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger!

Sarah

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